DIVA DOES FLARE: Valentina

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Director Cássio Pereira dos Santos tells DIVA about this uplifting trans story set in Brazil BY NADIA DAVIES Described as a timely and transcendent drama, Valentina is an impressive debut feature from Cássio Pereira dos Santos about a trans teenager trying to navigate social stigma and bureaucratic barriers.  Describe your film in three words.  Uplifting [….]

NEWS: Entire Pride In London advisory board resigns due to a “hostile environment”

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Following yesterday’s news of Rhammel Afflick’s resignation, the whole Community Advisory Board has now resigned  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN LONDON The entirety of Pride In London’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) has today announced its resignation from the organisation, citing a working culture that is fuelled by bullying, gaslighting and marginalisation, particularly towards [….]

BFI Flare is here, queer, and on a telly box near you now!

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Let DIVA guide you through the best lez/bi flicks at this year’s virtual fest BY DIVA STAFF The 35th edition of BFI Flare is well underway, with many films already sold out. But if you’re still trying to decide what to watch, don’t worry! We’re here to guide you through the best lez/bi flicks in [….]

DIVA Art: Want to show off your art skills this Lesbian Visibility Week?

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Here at DIVA, we want to amplify the voices of LGBTQI woman artists as part of our Lesbian Visibility Week celebrations 🎨 BY DIVA STAFF Calling all LGBTQI artists! As part of Lesbian Visibility Week 2021, we are introducing DIVA Art, a space which we will use to amplify the voice of LGBTQI woman artists. [….]

The unseen impact of lockdown on the mental health of LGBTQI individuals

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Drinkaware have released eye-opening research that reveals the drinking behaviours of the LGBTQI community in lockdown  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Every year Drinkaware, the UK charity that provides practical resources to help people make better choices about their drinking, looks at the current drinking trends in the UK to improve their services. Their study of drinking [….]